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Knee Injury

London Orthopaedic Specialists offers a specialist service to patients suffering from a knee injury or knee stiffness.

Our team of world-class sports Consultants provide a complete assessment and treatment service. With access to same day advanced imaging including the latest in MRI and CT scanning technology, as well as a one of the country’s best staffed physiotherapy departments our team provides exemplary standards of care for all patients.


Knee Injury Conditions

Knee injuries are common in sport with high impact activites such as football, rugby and skiing being common causes of knee pain. Sprains and strains tend to be the most common injuries received during sport.

Jumper’s Knee

Jumper’s knee – also known as patellar tendonitis – is damage to the tendon that attaches to the lower section of the patella or kneecap. It can also refer to injury or inflammation to the upper knee where thigh muscles and tendons attach. Read more about jumper’s knee.

Runner’s Knee

Runner’s knee is a collective term for several condition that cause pain around he kneecap, or patella. Although running is the most common source of this pain, it can be related to any activity that involves repeated stress to the knee joint such as walking, cycling, skiing or playing football. Read more about runner’s knee.

Ligament Injuries

Ligament injuries in the knee are common, especially when playing high impact sport. They can occur by themselves or in connection with injuries to other structures including the menisci. Read more about ligament injuries.

Knee Hyperextension

Knee hyperextension occurs when the leg excessively straightens at the knee joint putting pressure on the joint. It can happen to anyone but is more common in athletes in high-speed and contact sports and during skiing. Read more about knee hyperextension.

Swollen Knee

Swelling in and around the knee joint can be caused by several common conditions.  It can come on gradually as part of a chronic condition or suddenly from an acute event or injury. Read more about swollen knee.

Anterior Knee Pain

Anterior knee pain is used as a general description for a number of conditions which cause pain at the front (anterior aspect) and centre area of the knee. Pain is often associated with activity and can include patellofemoral pain syndrome, runners knee and jumpers knee. Read more about Anterior Knee Pain.

Knee Sprain

A knee sprain is a common injury caused by a ligament in the knee being stretched or torn. They normally occur in activities that involve weight bearing while bending or twisting and are common in contact sports. Read more about knee sprain. 

Contact Our Team

If you are suffering with knee pain or an injury sustained during sport we recommend contacting our team of experts for a consultation. You can call our team on 0207 266 6529 or email us at


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